NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Patrick Kennedy has been named Waveny LifeCare Network's director of facilities for the nonprofit eldercare organization.
“We are delighted to have Patrick join our management team and know he will further our success in this important role,” said Ray Wilkens, Waveny’s campus administrator in a press release. “His seasoned background in facility operations and his commitment to continually raising the bar of excellence higher and higher is a natural fit for our five-star rated organization.”
In his role, Kennedy will manage and oversee the mechanical systems, facility operations and construction projects throughout the health care organization’s main campus on Farm Road – a 100,000 square foot operation – as well as at The Inn, Waveny’s independent living community on Oenoke Ridge. He also will chair Waveny’s Safety Committee.
Kennedy brings decades of experience in facility management with expertise in health care to his new position, and credits his co-op experience at IBM very early on in his career for grooming his high standards and expectations, according to a press release. A graduate of two separate two-year technical schools, Kennedy’s strong desire to remain at the forefront of his craft has led him to pursue numerous continuing education opportunities over the years in areas like A/C and electrical work, said a press release.
“You need to stay timely and current to be a responsible leader in facilities management – particularly in the fast-paced, ever-changing field of healthcare, and especially at a well-respected center of excellence like Waveny,” said Kennedy in a press release. “I have a talented and supportive team, and we must always be moving forward and prepared to tackle new challenges with quality and customer service at the heart of everything we do.”